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Health and wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Services are here for you

Our services are accessible Monday to Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm.

Get in touch:

+44 (0)1225 876543

Five things you need to know about Student Wellbeing Services

  1. SWS is your point of contact for therapeutic interventions and non-clinical general advice and guidance
  2. SWS works with disabled students to ensure you're able to access your learning and teaching
  3. SWS hosts the University Medical Service, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Bath Spa Care Dogs
  4. SWS offers 24/7 access to services
  5. SWS is #hereforyou

Our services

Accessibility and Disability Service

Student Wellbeing Services provides information, advice and guidance for applicants and students who identify as disabled, neurodiverse, have a mental health or medical condition, and a specific learning difference such as dyslexia. As part of your learning journey, you may be eligible for extra support.

If you haven't already done so please complete an Academic Access Questionnaire to help us understand any requirements you may have so we can give you the support you need to thrive at Bath Spa.

Mental Health Service

We understand the value of speaking about mental health and are here to help you. We provide professional, short-term interventions and can help you access a range of services.

Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service provides non-clinical advice and guidance, using an evidence-based model to enable positive wellbeing and behaviours. Areas we can help with include homesickness, transitioning to university life, money management and general wellbeing.

Care Leavers, Estranged students, Young Adult Carers and Foyer students

We want you to get the best out of your course and university experience, and additional support is available if you identify with any of these groups. You can have a named point of contact in our Wellbeing Service. They can speak with you about your eligibility for additional bursaries, accommodation and student finance. If helpful, your advisor will stay in regular contact with you throughout your time at Bath Spa.

The Chaplaincy

Our Chaplains are here for everyone. They can support you through opportunities and challenges, or chat through questions of life and faith. Their programme includes morning prayer, stillness, drop-in sessions and fundraising challenges.

Student Assistance Programme

The Student Assistance Programme is provided by Student Wellbeing Services to offer professional and free additional mental health support alongside our on-campus services.

You can access the service through a confidential, freephone telephone line, an online chat function through the platform or by requesting a call back.

You can request to speak with a female or male practitioner, someone from a diverse community or someone with specific LGBTQ+ knowledge.

Support for trans and non-binary students

Bath Spa University is committed to creating a fair and inclusive environment for all our students, including anyone who identifies as transgender or non-binary, or is questioning their gender identity. 

We have a range of support for students ranging from assistance with name, gender or pronoun changes (for example on official records or on systems), to accommodation and facilities support.

Visit our dedicated space online to see our Inclusion Policy and Transition Support Plan as well as to find out more about how we can help you with any additional practical or therapeutic support.

Anytime, anywhere

Whenever you need support, SWS has a range of digital resources and support available online 24/7.

From support with academic worries to mental health issues, as well as more serious incidents, we work with a number of external partners and organisations to provide students with free access to a range of 24/7 digital platforms and services.

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Our #BathSpaDogs can't wait to meet you!

Look out for our Bath Spa Care Dogs out and about on campus in their blue bandanas during Welcome Week.

Your checklist for the first few weeks of term

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Make the most of our wellbeing resources in your first few weeks of uni.

Register with our University Medical Service

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Find out about our Medical Service and how to book appointments.

Student post: looking after your mental health


Read this blog from current student Kelly about self-care.

Student post: accessibility and support

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Rebecca Spicer shares her insights into accessibility and university.

Don't put yourself at risk

Are you vaccinated? Check it, don't chance it. More information is available via our Medical Service and Meningitis Now.

Parents and supporters

We understand the critical role parents, friends, and supporters have in encouraging the success of students. We've put together a toolkit for parents and supporters to help them support you at university.

Need to report something?

At Bath Spa, we're committed to ensuring that the whole community feels safe on campus. Report and Support is our online recording tool for any safeguarding, bullying or harassment concerns.

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Watch our self-care video series

We commissioned Lucy Aston from Yogadoo to create a playlist of videos specifically to help you take care of yourself. The videos were all created at our Newton Park campus.

Learning these skills will be useful way beyond your student years; they'll set you up to succeed. If you find them helpful, subscribe to the playlist on YouTube so that you can review the techniques when you need them.

See a couple of the videos here, and click the button below to check out the whole playlist.

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